Attorneys arguing on behalf of Barack Obama’s re-election plans today urged a Florida judge to decide that Obama is not yet the Democratic nominee for president – and ignore evidence challenging his eligibility …
Florida notwithstanding, if government remains long in the hands of the Kenyan from Hawaii and his socialist enablers, we’ll all soon be wards of the state. The 2012 Heritage Foundation Economic Freedom Index ranks the United States, now the Land of the Mostly Free, in 10th place and sinking:
Its score is 1.5 points lower than last year, reflecting deteriorating scores for government spending, freedom from corruption, and investment freedom.
[…] Although the foundations of economic freedom remain strong, recent government interventions have eroded limits on government, and public spending by all levels of government now exceeds one-third of total domestic output. The regulatory burden on business continues to increase rapidly, and heightened uncertainty further increases regulations’ negative impact. Fading confidence in the government’s determination to promote or even sustain open markets has discouraged entrepreneurship and dynamic investment within the private sector. Restoring the U.S. economy to the status of a “free” economy will require significant policy changes to reduce the size of government, overhaul the tax system, and transform costly entitlement programs.
The decline since Obama fitted the private sector for cement overshoes:
Thanks to the Clodfather, the U.S. economy sleeps with the fishes.